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PM suggests tough action against overloaded trucks

Old Hino truck in Thailand

Old Hino truck in Thailand. Photo: Ilya Plekhanov.

The Transport Ministry has been instructed by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha to get tough with over-loaded trucks blamed for causing damages to the country’s roads, especially rural and inter-provincial roads.

Transport Minister Arkhom Tantipittayapaisit explained that normally there are laws restricting the load that each type of trucks is allowed to carry and there are checkpoints along highways to check the weight of trucks to ascertain whether they are overloaded or not.

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